When a deadly virus invades their hometown, a teen documents her family’s new life in quarantine and tries to protect her infected sister as society begins to crumble outside.
Signs, Zombieland and The Call star Abigail Breslin, pictured, is set to star in Peste, a thriller about a contagious virus sweeping through a small town that Octane, says THR.
Breslin will play a teenager confronting a virus that turns friends and neighbors into vicious monsters. Quarantined with her family, she believes they are out of harm’s way until the contagion infiltrates their home.
The film, to be directed by Mark Ponderai (House at the End of the Street) and produced by Sheryll Clark (Cloverfield), is scheduled to begin production in September, IM Global’s CEO Stuart Ford announced.
IM Global’s genre label, is financing and shopping at Cannes.
Peste is based on Barbara Marshall’s screenplay, which appeared on the Black List, the Blood List and the Hit List in 2012. READ MORE
Days after landing as a selection on the Black List, the Barbara Marshall spec script Peste has been acquired by IM Global Octane, the genre arm of IM Global, reports Deadline.
“In Peste, a teenage girl begins a video documentary about her life for a school project just as a terrifying virus sweeps through her small town. Quarantined with her family, she thinks they are out of harm’s way, but she soon learns that the virus has invaded their house. Her video documents the family’s frantic struggle to find a cure before they are completely taken over by the Peste.” It was written as the first part of a trilogy.
Sherryl Clark, who headed film for Bad Robot and was an executive producer on Cloverfield, came attached to produce and she and IM Global will quickly set a director and start production by the first half of 2013.